While getting a COVID-19 test recently, I started thinking about what a weird word “swab” is.
Say it out loud a few times.
Swab. Swab. Swab.
It doesn’t even seem like an actual word.
It is, though, and when you take a stab at examining swab, you’ll see that there are more “swa” words than you thought possible
So, here is some information for you on swab and several other “swa” words.
Continue reading “Swab, swagger and other swanky “swa” words”
Nethermost is among the topmost of words that I want to use more often.
Upmost is at the bottommost of that list.
While thinking about the utmost importance of –most words today, I realized that I had no idea there were so many of them. I knew there were a lot, but never in the hindermost parts of my brain had I imagined there were so many.
So, after a little research and way too much time thinking about this, here are a few of the –most words that I found interesting. Continue reading “My utmost thoughts on nethermost, outermost and other -most words”
It’s amazing how just a few simple words can have such a big impact.
I was thinking about this the other day after someone I didn’t know made a few very nice remarks about my writing. It probably was just a small comment to her and she didn’t think anything about it, but for me it was monumental.
“You read that? And you liked it? Wow,” I thought to myself. “Is this a trick? No, it’s just awesome. This is one of the best moments ever.” Continue reading “A few words can mean a lot”
I’m in a bad mood.
Don’t ask my why, as I don’t really feel like talking right now.
Oh, so you’re just going to sit there and keep reading anyway, huh. That’s ok, I can make small talk or even mid-sized talk if the situation presents itself.
How about this weather? It’s cold and rainy and blah. If it were warmer, I would be outside doing something fun. If it were colder, it would at least be snowing and it would look pretty outside.
Instead, it’s just miserable and stupid outside. Continue reading “I’m in a bad mood”
While people around the world will be celebrating the new year on January 1, I thought it was important to first celebrate the year that was.
A lot happened in 2019. Some of it was great, some of it was sad, and honestly, some of it smelled funny.
So before begin watching giant balls of light drop in New York City and then rise again for some reason, here are a few thoughts I had on the last year. Continue reading “Happy Old Year!”
A few months ago, I proclaimed on here that I had several terrific new ideas for the blog that would be fun and exciting.
After that, I wrote a few posts and then didn’t write anything for more than two months. As it turns out, my great idea was to just have a blank blog.
I call it “virtual blogging.”
The good news is that I had very few typos over the last few months. The bad news is that I likely lost most of my readers, and I missed the fun of writing these posts. Continue reading “What I did on my summer vacation from blogging”
While trying to figure out how to work my new phone recently, I was struck by how excited I am to have this amazing new object.
I also thought, though, about how I when I was growing up, I never would have imagined I could be thrilled about the thought of a new phone.
Sure, phones were completely different back then, but I think elementary school Nick Claussen would be disappointed to learn that the adult version would one day be super excited over a new phone.
“Adult Nick is even geekier than I am,” I might have said while my voice cracked. “I hate talking on the phone. Why would I be excited about getting a new phone?” Continue reading “As a child, I would have hated several items that I love now”
I’ve been a bad blogger recently.
It’s not that I’ve written anything bad, upsetting or even too boring, it’s just that I haven’t actually written anything.
So, in order to get back to writing again, I have put together this list of excuses I have for not writing, along with some of the ideas I wanted to write about but then failed at miserably. Continue reading “Confessions of a bad blogger”
The first time I smell fresh cut grass each spring, it always puts me in a good mood.
It’s a nice reminder that spring is really here, and it’s even better if I wasn’t the one cutting the grass.
After smelling cut grass for the first time this year, it got me thinking about how several ordinary items can make me happy, so I am listing a few of them here to see if any of you agree. Continue reading “Fresh cut grass, new butter and other ordinary items that are actually fun and exciting”
I love exclamation points!
For much of my life, I didn’t see much of a reason for these points of exclamation and I only used them sparingly.
Lately, though, I use them all of the time! Continue reading “Exclamation points are the best!”